The Upper Lot, within Super Silly Fun Land, to the right of Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem
Universal Express and standby lanes offered, but the ride’s wait time rarely exceeds ten minutes.
Must be 48 inches tall to ride alone. Guests under 48 inches may ride with a Supervising Companion (anyone 14 years or older).
The Bottom Line
A simple-but-fun aerial gondola ride in the heart of Super Silly Fun Land, a location from Despicable Me. Guests control the height of their vehicle with a joystick as it travels in a complete circle, allowing for great views.
Appropriate for all ages. Guests afraid of heights should keep their vehicles low to the ground or not ride. (Note that all vehicles rise to their highest position automatically at the conclusion of the ride.)
Crowd Patterns & Wait Times
Silly Swirly Fun Ride is located in the most remote area of the park, within the already out-of-the-way Super Silly Fun Land. These types of midway attractions have infamously low capacities, but this particular ride never seems to generate much of a wait. Plan to wait less than 10 minutes on low to moderate days, and 20-30 minutes on busy days.
There isn’t any formal queue entertainment, but you do get a nice view of the ride itself and the rest of Super Silly Fun Land.
Length of Experience
Once airborne, the ride lasts approximately 90 seconds.
What to Know Before You Go
Silly Swirly Fun Ride and the rest of Super Silly Fun Land are based on a prominent seaside amusement park in Despicable Me. The ride is enjoyable on its own kinetic merits, but you may get a little extra out of it if you’ve seen the movie.